Podcast 2016 Episode 13 – Glass Half Full

Podcast logoThis week we catch up on the Basque races with Durango Durango, and all the stages of Emakumeen Bira. There’s a couple of Dutch races blown (pun intended) apart and then there’s Dan’s annual rant about the race that we should be able to see live but can’t (oh Flèche Wallonne, we’re still not going to buy you a beer). But Sarah maintains her resolution to see the half-full part of the glass and we prove that as we look ahead to the MTB action in Cairns and all the racing in the week ahead. It’s a huge episode packed full of great highlights, amazing races and really interesting results. Enjoy! (1:23:33 MIN / 76.5 MB)

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Things we talked about

This week’s racing

Flèche Wallonne videos are collected here.

Emakumeen Bira

Full results down the left-hand side of the site – and so many videos and fun media!  Lots of great photos in each stage report on Cyclingnews


Salverda Omloop van IJsseldelta

Video and photos, full results (only 31 finishers OMG!), race report on Rabo-liv, and more video:


Ronde van Gelderland

Full results, and race report and photos from Rabo-liv


Sea Otter Classic MTB

Lots and lots of videos and rider interviews on the DirtWire youtube – including the short Track

Cross country – and video interview with winner Katerina Nash


Tour of the Reservoir (UK domestic)


More things we talked about (or didn’t get around to, OMG!)

The UK-based Women’s Sports Trust has announced their finalists for the 2016 Be A Game Changer awards, which are decided by public vote – so please head over here and vote for the great cycling initiatives – if nothing else, please vote for Helen Wyman in the Sporting Role Model category, Heather Bamforth as Amabassador for women’s sport (here’s my interview with her about her amazing grassroots racing work) and of course the wonderful Aviva Women’s Tour as the Inspiring National Inititative.  There are lots more cycling in almost every category, and you can vote from anywhere in the world – closing date is 1st May.


Two podcasts – the fantastic Natalia Santamaría has joined the Speed Metal Cycling podcast team, and talks women’s cycling with them on their latest episode – and Sarah was interviewed for the latest Patreon podcast about her work in women’s cycling, and using all the different social media to build an audience.


Sarah loves this little Specialized ad for their kids Riprock MTBs:

and this one for Liv Giant – Sarah’s not feeling well, that must be the reason it made her a bit teary!


UnitedHealthcare‘s training camp video


Upcoming racing

Joe Martin Stage Race, 21st-24th April , USA – follow on twitter and facebook, and  CyclePieces’ video preview

Omloop van Borsele Junior women’s Stage race, 22nd-24th April, Netherlands – there will be live tickers for each stage here (Stage 1 is at the bottom, Stage 3 at the top) and follow the great race twitter.

Omloop van Borsele ITT, 22nd April, Netherlands – not UCI, but always an amazing field.  Follow the live ticker and the race twitter.

2016 Downhill MTB World Cup #2, Cairns, 23rd April, Australia  – this will be streamed live on Red Bull tv, from 2:30pm Aussie AEST (5:30am UK BST; 06:30 Euro CEST; half past midnight Friday night USA EDT) – but if that’s too early for you, it’ll be archived in the same place.

Omloop van Borsele – 23rd April, Netherlands – fantastic race ticker and twitter, and Cycle Pieces’ video preview

2016 Cross Country MTB World Cup #1, Cairns, 23rd April, Australia – streamed live, and archived afterwards, on Red Bull TV – from 11am AEST (2am BST, 03:00 CEST; 9pm Saturday EDT)

Lotto Cycling Cup #4, Dwars door de Westhoek, 23rd April, Belgium – CyclePieces’ video preview

Gracia-Orlová, 28th April-1st May, Czech Republic – twitter and facebook

Festival Elsy Jacobs, 29th April-1st May, Luxembourg – follow their brand-new twitter and the #Elsy16 hashtag

Tour de Yorkshire, 30th April, UK – this one will be streamed live!  Come back next week for details of how to watch it.

We love the Canyon-SRAM video preview of the weekend’s racing

Sarah’s funded to do all this kind of thing through her Patreon – you can join her wonderful supporters funding her from as little as 2 of your currency every month!



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